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by JimC
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Calling Firefly Experts
Replies: 11
Views: 5885

Re: Calling Firefly Experts

I think the number alignment could work for 1265. I don't know enough about Fireflies to say whether that's feasible or not.
by JimC
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????
Replies: 9
Views: 4633

Re: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????

Masts are heat treated, I'm not at all sure about welding... horizontal or vertical crack? what's the section like, could it be sleeved externally?
by JimC
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What next?
Replies: 12
Views: 5888

Re: What next?

I have an 11plus in Epsom which needs a good home...
by JimC
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan
Replies: 5
Views: 3587

Re: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan

JimC I was contacted by Celia Edgington at the RYA - she is co-ordinating it with a media person called Dougal at David Henshall Media. I may know someone in your area who is a Gull person who might be able to help. In my area we have a very good reprographics firm who copy to A0 and are really car...
by JimC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan
Replies: 5
Views: 3587

Re: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan

I have most if not all of the Gull material from the early 60s in rather fragile condition. What I don't have are the facilities to scan them, because these are large drawings, and a bit fragile to faff round trying to fit bit by bit on an A4 scanner. They're in NE Surrey. Who's your RYA contact?
by JimC
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swordfish sailors
Replies: 10
Views: 5956

Re: Swordfish sailors

Hornsea SC was the last place that sent PY returns for a Swordfish.
by JimC
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 5789

Re: Any ideas?

Don't reckon E. seems to be hard chine. Also rather deep V on the floor.
by JimC
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International Canoe footage
Replies: 3
Views: 3373

Re: International Canoe footage

Good spot, thanks:-)
by JimC
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: Kicker.

If you cascade a 3:1 with a 4:1 you'll get 12:1 with rather better throw than your current setup. I did use a coarse/fine on my PlusPlus, but the drawback is repeatability. I used one of those triple blocks with a cleat, and had the centre block and cleat as the end of the coarse, and used the fine ...
by JimC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic pys for club racing
Replies: 8
Views: 5822

Re: Classic pys for club racing

Its a minefield... Rupert is exactly right about there being no comparison between a 1965 Enterprise and a 2015 Enterprise. Almost every class has got faster over the decades, even ignoring rule changes. Its one reason why the Laser looks slower than it used to be. Then also there are improved techn...
by JimC
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Scows various...
Replies: 6
Views: 4551

Re: Scows various...

realnutter wrote:Wiktionary has skiff as
Even by Wiktionary/wikipedia standards that's a pretty dreadful page!
by JimC
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic innit
Replies: 12
Views: 6338

Re: Ironic innit

Michael4 wrote:Why do I bother?
Because you're well aware of the destruction that frost and ice will wreak on a boat?
I suppose there must be a way you could control the climate in your garage to an extent to minimise the excess drying out - provided that won't compromise everything else in there.
by JimC
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Used sails for latest project
Replies: 5
Views: 4711

Re: Used sails for latest project

I can't see the image, but is it a true gaff rig, with the gaff set up to make an angle with the mast, or a sliding gunter (like the Mirror). If its a sliding gunter then you could simply get a Mirror sail cut down, or perhaps go hunting for Cadet sails. There are still seriously raced Cadets about,...